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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Behind the Mask: The Changing Face of Hacking
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This new report will help you learn more about hackers and how they work. Read it to understand what attack methods hackers use, why simple approaches like phishing still work, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Evaluating the Next Generation of Threat Prevention
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at a next-generation threat prevention tool, evaluating the effectiveness of this form of technology and the practicality of implementing it.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

New Buyers of SSL Certificates FAQs
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Industry analyst Chris Kissel presents and answers the top FAQs asked by new SSL certificate buyers to ease the purchasing process.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Symantec Corporation

APT Attacks and Ways to Protect Your Network
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine several approaches to protecting your network from APT attacks, including global threat intelligence.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Where Cyber Security Fits Into Your Enterprise’s Business Plan
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: Experts review deception tools, tactics, and operations as a cybersecurity defensive strategy as an alternative to now failing network security approaches.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Vendor Landscape: Security Information & Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for in-depth reviews of some of the top SIEM vendors and to determine is SIEM is the right choice for you.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Between Defense and Recovery: The Growing Trend Toward Mitigation
sponsored by Unisys
RESOURCE: This resource will help you gain an understanding of what a successful defense against cyber-attacks entails. Learn how a mitigation strategy can stop security threats from doing real harm, even once inside your system.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015


Improving Threat Response and Mitigation is a Critical Best Practice
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to centralize attack visualizaiton and mitigation management and supplement and correlate internal data feeds with external intelligence to provide context to threats.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Improving Web Application Firewall Security
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the 5 basic, yet critical, characteristics that a WAF needs to perform.View now and discover how to evaluate WAFs and go beyond the basics to defend against advanced attacks.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2015


Security Intelligence: Solving the Puzzle for Actionable Insight
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why security intelligence is key to developing a modern approach to cybersecurity and explains how you can implement security intelligence in your environment.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

20 Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can obtain versatile and comprehensive security by adopting twenty essential security controls.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

The Cybercrime Economics of Malicious Macros Research Report
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper exposes the 7 economic and technical drivers behind the rise of malicious macros enabling your organization to adjust cybersecurity approaches to defend against these advanced threats
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Protect Your Data: Meet the Heroes of a Dynamic Threat Protection System
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Organizations take an average of 225 days to detect an advanced persistent threat. Since you can't afford to wait that long, tune into this video and discover a methodology for preventing, detecting and responding to advanced attacks.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2015


6 Key Security Transformations for Protecting Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the six areas of cybersecurity that most need to transform if your business is going to stay secure in today's threat environment.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015


Using Threat Intelligence to Improve Enterprise Security
sponsored by BitDefender
EGUIDE: Access this expert guide to discover how threat intelligence can help you detect targeted or zero-day attacks and give your enterprise security the upper hand.
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015


Targeted Attack Protection: Bolstering Your Mobile Defenses
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this informative webcast, learn the top 6 malware apps users will encounter, how to secure Apple and Android devices, and mitigate malicious apps. Discover the top mobile app malware threats plaguing organizations and how to thwart them in their tracks before data leakage occurs.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Oct 7, 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Three Mobile Security Threats IT Should Know
sponsored by CloudMine
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to get a detailed look at three mobile security threats and find out how to safeguard corporate-provided or employee-owned mobile devices in your enterprise. You'll also discover how mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) helps IT shops to bridge the gap between legacy systems and mobile devices.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Why Your Cybersecurity Needs to Advance
sponsored by BitDefender
VIDEO: This brief video discusses the dangers of traditional security and the importance of embracing sophisticated security measures. Take a look to learn how improving your security architecture can stop the rise of cybercrime.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 13 Oct 2015


Anatomy of A Hack Disrupted
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a close-up look one successfully mitigated malware attack, giving you insight on how to stop a potential cyber-breach.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Report Summary: Reliability Analysis of Juniper Networks SRX5000 Line of Services Gateways
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This analysis report focuses on a networking and security service that provides application security, UTM, integrated IPS, and advanced integrated threat management. Read on to see how this scalable, resilient security solution can guard your enterprise's data center against cyber threats and malware.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The Changing State of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals just how often cloud environments are hacked and what methods are used when they are.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

Alert Logic

5 Steps for Stronger Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the 5 steps your organization can take to protect against advanced threats and strengthen your line of defenses. Learn how to take a network-based approach for 20/20 visibility into all threats, and access more security best practices.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Managed Security Services to Expand To Remediation
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This insightful e-guide discusses the market trends in the managed security services industry. Access now to see how you can develop strong security intelligence capabilities with an increased focus on remediation.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015


When Minutes Count:How to Fight Advanced Threats with Real-Time SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report assesses organizations' abilities to detect and deflect targeted attacks, reveals the top eight most critical indicators of attack, and examines best practices for proactive incident response, including use of real-time SIEM solutions.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Intel Security

Special Report: Best Practices for Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: The SANS 2015 Incident Response survey results reveals an increasingly complex response landscape and the need for automation of processes and services to provide both visibility across systems and best avenues of remediation. Read this paper for coverage of these issues, along with best practices and sage advice.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Intel Security
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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